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Anthony Romero & Ava Lowery

This series, co-produced by The Nation magazine and Brave New Foundation, brings together inspiring activists from different movements and generations, to discuss their ideas, ideals, and approaches to changing the world.
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Anthony Romero and Ava Lowery on This Brave Nation.
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spacerAnthony Romero and Ava Lowery discuss the New Media, Iraq War, Bush Administration, Civil Liberties, Youth Activism, Gay Rights

It's hard to call someone younger than 18 years old a "legend," but Ava Lowery is just that in progressive circles. She created a website at fourteen where she made videos railing against the war. Today, her site,, gets nearly two million hits per month. And she doesn't live in a liberal hotbed like San Francisco or New York, rather in a small town in Alabama.

Anthony Romero is the son of a proud Puerto Rican who worked hard to support his family while waiting tables. Anthony grew up to not only be the first in his family to go to college, but to become the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, and someone we thought Ava should have on her cell phone speed dial. Just in case.

Together they discuss the legal quagmire the country has become since 9/11, among other quagmires created by George W. Bush and his Administration.

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